If data is loved so much

If data is loved so much, why is so much of it running around loose, dirty and in no fit state to get a job?

Librarians have grown to love research data so much they can’t get enough of it! Well some at least have, and Love Your Data Week will help spread the love. Of course nobody loves data more than the researchers who produce it. Funders love it too; after all they pay for it to come into the world. If data is …

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

Paul Shetler's perspective on UK

Paul Shetler’s perspective on UK, US and Australian government digital transformation

Paul Shetler talks exclusively to diginomica about the difficulties that successive governments in the US, UK and Australia face as they attempt digital transformation projects. “You can’t Kumbaya your way through this,” smiles Paul Shetler as he relaxes in a cafe in Sydney’s fashionable Potts Point while talking about the challenges of managing a government’s digital transformation. Shetler was talking …

New report paints a mixed picture for the UK on digital transformation

New report paints a mixed picture for the UK on digital transformation

New report paints a mixed picture for the UK on digital transformation Analysis 16 January 2017 As a firm’s digital capability increasingly becomes an indicator of their ability to succeed in the connected world, a timely new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by Telstra takes a closer look at what is driving digital transformation COMMENT While there’s no …

Datameer and Cloudera enhance analytics for Aussie telcos

Datameer and Cloudera enhance analytics for Aussie telcos

How this Aussie partner plans to change the way the telco industry analyses data The telecommunications space is one vertical Datameer sees great potential in, in terms of revolutionising the way they process and use data, according to its director, Stuart Rees. Rees told ARN that together with Cloudera, the company is making waves in the telco industry. According to …

What is the Blockchain: Transactions and Smart Contracts

What is the Blockchain: Transactions and Smart Contracts

Blockchain is rapidly gaining attention from organisations in every industry. However, it is a difficult to understand technology that, if not executed correctly could result in serious harm for your organisation. Therefore, in this series of posts on the blockchain, I explain what the Blockchain is and how it affects your organisation. The first part was a generic introduction on …

Executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Data and analytics are increasingly becoming central to business decision-making, especially in areas such as driving customer growth, improving productivity and managing risk. But even as organizations push to make their decision-making more data-driven, business leaders accustomed to making decisions based on gut-instincts and experience are having trouble trusting insights from data and analytics (D&A). Forrester Consulting, commissioned by the …

10 big investment ideas for 2016 #business #intelligence #software – Business

10 big investment ideas for 2016 #business #intelligence #software – Business

It’s time to fire up the interneuronal connections and carve out 10 big ideas for 2016. My first offering is that Australia will likely become an Asian nation in its ethnic orientation. Apologies to the xenophobes, but it’s happening under your nose. An incredible 28 per cent of Australia’s population (or 6.6 million people) were born overseas – the highest …

Data-stealing Qadars Trojan malware takes aim at 18 UK banks

Data-stealing Qadars Trojan malware takes aim at 18 UK banks

A three-year-old banking Trojan, believed to be the work of experienced and organised Russian cybercriminals, has now turned its attention to UK banks. The Qadars Trojan has been active since 2013. Using several different versions, the malware has targeted banks in different regions, beginning with France and the Netherlands during 2013 and 2014, then Australia, Canada, the United States, and …